Written business plans with clear financial goals are one of the differentiating elements of a successful business. It may be a bit hackneyed, but failing to plan is very often planning to fail and this 10 point guide published by the SME Insider and sponsored by Washington State University, serves as a useful reminder of the key elements to watch for in drafting a business plan and helps pose the questions every business needs to answer to be successful.

If you need more help, Formswift start-up can also provide you with some practical tools for you to produce a SWOT analysis and Business Plan – see links below.